SampleWiz Adds MIDI Support (Sneak Preview)

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Jordan Rudess has announced that MIDI support is on the way to SampleWiz:

A sign of things to come. SampleWiz will soon be able to receive MIDI!

I’m using the ultra high speed Iconnect interface!

Stay tuned

No release date for SampleWiz with MIDi support or details on MIDI compatibility have been announced yet.

SampleWiz iOS Sampler Now Available

Jordan Rudess has released SampleWiz, a new sampler for iOS.

“In creating this instrument, I wanted to create something that would appeal to the sonic explorer in all of us,” says Rudess. “Creating a sampler for iOS devices has allowed us to push the boundaries of traditional sampling instruments. From playing a selection of my signature sounds on the SampleWiz keyboard (JR lead anyone?) to getting up close and personal with sounds by playing directly on the waveform screen, our mission was to blow your mind, put a smile on your face, and expand your creativity.”

It’s available now for $9.99 in the App Store. Details below. Continue reading

SampleWiz ‘Coming Soon’, Will ‘Blow Your Mind’

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Here’s a sneak preview of the upcoming SampleWiz – a new sampling instrument for the iPad from Jordan Rudess’s Wizdom Music.

According to Rudess, SampleWiz is coming soon and it will ‘blow your mind’. Continue reading

WI Orchestra For iPad

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Jordan Rudess demos WI Orchestra – an orchestral library and composition tool for iPhone and iPad.

Wi Orchestra is a free download, and comes with an example instrument from different sections of the orchestra, including Violins, Trumpet, Flute, Tenor Saxophone and Timpani. Full orchestra sections are available as in-app purchases for $2.99 each.  Continue reading

iPad Prog Jam With RnL & Jordan Rudess

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RnL & Jordan Rudess w. iPads – Another One

iPads have arrived in the world of prog rock in full force, as Eyal Amir’s Another One demonstrates.

Apps used:

  • MorphWiz
  • Wizbot
  • Nlog PRO
  • ThumbJam
  • Looptastic HD
  • Mugician
  • iELECTRIBE
  • iMS-20
  • Pocket Organ
  • Drum Meister
  • MiniSynth
  • iShred
  • VoiceKeyboard

Details below. Continue reading

Jordan Rudess Checks Out The Line 6 Midi Mobilizer + NLog Midi Synth

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Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess tests out the combintation of the Line 6 Midi Mobilizer and the NLog Midi Synth.

Rudess’s review?

“It’s pretty rockin’!” Continue reading

Jordan Rudess To Debut ‘Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra’ In Venezuela

Dream Theater keyboardist, Jordan Rudess has announced that he will debut a new work, Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra, in a performance Nov 19th in Venezuela.

Explorations is Rudess’ first composition for orchestra and fulfills a dream that began at the renown Juilliard School of Music.

“I once had the opportunity at Juilliard to watch Pierre Boulez conduct Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. The passion in the composition, combined with the power of the full orchestral sound, made a huge impact on me. I’ve sat in front of my synthesizers for years, twisting the knobs, trying to recreate that power.

With Explorations, I will finally be able to hear one of my own compositions brought to life by that unmistakable sound of a live acoustic orchestra”.

Explorations is a total “progressive” music experience. “Progressive” in that it is a forward thinking composition fusing my classical and progressive/metal sensibilities, but also progressive in that I will be playing a keyboard connected to an Apple Macbook Pro running MainStage software . In writing this composition, I was able to bring together the elements of the most influential classical music I’ve experienced, along with the rock power and intensity that I am known for in my work with Dream Theater”.

In addition to “Explorations”, Rudess and the orchestra will also be performing music from Dream Theater’s repertoire including “Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence”.

“At the World Premiere of  Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra, I will be playing all of the keyboard/synthesizer parts. With Eren flying in from Turkey to conduct the enthusiastic Chacao Youth Symphony Orchestra and myself coming from NYC, it looks like we are set for a “night to remember”.

The concert will be at Centro Cultural Corp Banca. Address: Plaza La Castellana, Caracas. The date is Friday November 19th.